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John McCain is a man on a mission. But it was his admission that Republicans in Washington have lost their way that jumped out at me as I listened to his speech accepting the Republican Party presidential nomination.

“I fight to restore the pride and principles of our party,” he told Republicans. “We were elected to change Washington, and we let Washington change us.”

Everyone already knows this. We’ve watched power politics triumph over principle.

But it was still nice to hear McCain say it. The first step toward solving a problem is to recognize you have one.

McCain went on to admit, “We lost the trust of the American people when some Republicans gave in to the temptations of corruption. We lost their trust when rather than reform government, both parties made it bigger.”

Oh, yeah, a whole lot bigger.

I began shouting about Republicans selling out principle early on, when, after Republicans took the House back in the 1990s, they quickly also took a dive on enacting term limits.

And the sell-outs just kept coming. Republicans traded their rank and file supporters for a bevy of big special interests.

McCain says he wants to take the party “back to basics,” vowing “low taxes, spending discipline, and open markets.”

That’s the right message. And McCain’s opposition to earmarks is to his credit. But are voters ready to believe it?

This is Common Sense. I’m Paul Jacob.

By: Redactor


  1. Jamie Holts says:


    I would like to put a link to your site on my blog roll if you want to do the same for mine. It would be a good way to build up both of our readerships.

    thank you.

  2. Bruce Stark says:

    No, I don’t believe McCant can pull off his proposals. The GOP has had 20+ years to do something and has failed miserably.

  3. Nick R. says:

    Are you really fooled by McCain’s attempt to court the Ron Paul supporters? McCain is part of the problem, he is Washington establishment through and through. He may talk a big game come election time, but the things he has done in Washington speak louder than his empty words.

  4. Dean Silvey says:

    Whesther people are ready to believe it or not, this is what must be done to save this nation, and if you don’t believe it needs saving your head is in a dark place. We will surly fade away with more and biger government. Failyer in the past does not mean the same for the future. Now we know what not to do! Let freedom ring and not by more government.

  5. Neal says:

    True Grit…Be Informed…

    Regardless of which Political Party you prefer, “True Grit” is the answer…be informed. Ask yourself this simple question, “Which Candidates really have “True Grit”? Then seek your answer, but do not look to the mainstream media for your answer. These are troubling times in which we live, so look too History and its troubling times for your answer.

    Perfect examples of “True Grit” can be found in people like George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, FDR, Winston Churchill, Eisenhower, JFK, MLK, Reagan…to John McCain and Sarah Palin. As a Vietnam Vet, I get chills even now when I remember those days and think about John McCain’s traumatic experience at the hands of the North Vietnamese. It aggravates me that the Democratic Party has tilted so far to the left…I cannot even recognize it as the Party of FDR and JFK. Everyone should understand and deserves to experience what “True Grit” is and what it means to have “True Grit”.

    The United States and the next Administration are going to be faced with some major challenges both domestic and foreign. On the foreign front…a resurgent Russia, an energized China, a global economy with serious problems, to the next chapter of the turmoil in the Middle East and dealing with the Osama bin Ladens of the world. On the domestic front…an energy crisis that spells trouble for all Americans, taxes and spending out of control, legal and illegal immigration that continues to increase, health care and education costs rise as quality is stagnated or declining, a Judicial Branch with self-assumed powers to Legislate, entitlement programs that will bankrupt this country.

    What of Mrs. Palin’s liabilities? Like McCain, she makes up for, in sheer determination to do the right thing. The intellect and a values system second to none and some good old common sense; there is no decision she or McCain would make, that I could not trust and support; because they have “True Grit”! If they cannot change Washington and “Today’s Politics”; no one can. They will become the facilitators for change; however we the people must demand that our representatives follow their lead.

  6. McCain’s Admission…

    (Below is part of a radio commentary I just heard by Paul Jacob.)
    John McCain is a man on a mission. But it was his admission that Republicans in Washington have lost their way that jumped out at me as I listened to his speech accepting the Republ…

  7. John Hunter says:

    Mr. Jacob,

    My recollection of the 1990’s is obviously somewhat different than yours. The Republican victory in gaining control of the House because of the “Contract with America” (CWA) was a monumental success. I don’t think term limits was a major point in the CWA. What the Republicans were able to accomplish was to force a “balanced budget” and to get President Clinton to accept (on the third try) the Welfare Reform bill. Those were not incidental actions.

    I think Ms. Sara Palin will remind John McCain daily about his promises to the American people. She is, afterall, a mother. Do you remember yours?

  8. Gary Luther says:

    Very well said.

    Again, Paul said it well, and hit the nail firmly on the head without splitting the wood!

    Thank you,
    -Gary “Luke” Luther
    Orange, CA

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